Archive for October 2015

October Half Term Activity Days

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

This half term, we will continue to provide Activity Days for disabled children, their friends and family*.

Qualified coaches will be on hand, to lead a range of sports such as basketball, handball, table tennis and boccia. All of the sports on offer can be adapted to suit individual need, making the activity days fully inclusive. Art and Craft activities are also on available.

There are limited places left for  activity days on:

Monday 26th October: 10am-4pm

Wednesday 28th October: 10am-4pm

Friday 30th October: 10am-4pm

at a cost of £8 per day. Early drop off from 9am is available for £2 per child. Late pickup is also available until 5pm for £2 per child.

*Maximum of one additional child to accompany each disabled child.

To book a place for your child, please download the application form and send it to

Our Christmas Greeting Card Competition is back – and we need your help!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


Last year’s competition was very successful. We had some fantastic entries from all of our categories, making it very difficult to choose a winner!

This Christmas, we need your help again, so that we can send all of our customers, supporters, colleagues and friends a unique Greenbank e-Card. What better way than by asking our local community to design one? That’s where you come in.

We want you to design a Christmas card which is A4 in size. You can produce your design in any way you wish – it could be a drawing, painting, collage or a photograph. You can be as creative as you want!

So roll up your sleeves and stock up on felt tips, crayons, paint, paper and anything else you want to get creative with!

Entries will be split into three categories:

4 to 10 years

11 to 18 years

19 and over


The winner from each category will win a £20 Liverpool One voucher, together with a pack of ten cards with your design.

How to enter

You can send your design by email or post. Please include your name, address and age with your entry (whether sent by post or email).

By email:

Send your entry to

We will accept the following file types: PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and EPS. Please ensure that it is high resolution (300dpi) at A4 size to ensure good quality print.

By post to:

Christmas Greeting Competition, Greenbank, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG.

The closing date for entries is Monday 16th November, 5pm.

Competition Rules

1. Entry to this competition will be accepted via by email and post.
2. The prize for the winner in each age category is a £20 Liverpool One voucher and a pack of 10 cards with their design. There is no cash alternative.
3. By entering the competition, the prize winner gives their agreement to publicity about their win (or if under 16 this is needs to be given by parent / guardian).
4. Participants must be based in the UK. Prizes will only be sent to a UK mainland address.
5. One entry per person.
6. By entering the competition, entrants are giving Greenbank the right to use their design, copyright free.
7. The winner(s) will be chosen by a judging panel (3 people) as the best entry per age category.
8. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. Winners will be contacted via email or post. The winners’ names will be displayed on our website and on e-greetings incorporating their design.
10. The closing date for entries is Monday 16th November at 5pm.
11. Greenbank is compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not pass entrants’ details to a third party.
12. Promoter: Elizabeth Brocklehurst, Greenbank, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool. L17 1AG

Teams Wanted for Boccia Tournament 2016

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Following on from the success of the Merseyside Open Boccia Tournament held on 4th October we are organising a team event which will be held at the Academy on Sunday 24th January.

The tournament is open to centres and clubs with disabled members (people with learning, physical or sensory impairment).

Each club/centre can enter a maximum of four teams of four players. Three players can play at any one time and the reserve can be substituted during the game but only on completion of an end.

Medals will be presented to the winning and second place team.

The tournament will be played to BISFed rules.

Event organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“Boccia is a priority development sport at the Academy and the opportunity to play competitively is so important to improve standards. I would encourage as many teams as possible to get involved.”

Download Entry Form

Entry Forms need to be emailed or faxed (0151 280 2267) by 8th January 2016.

Merseyside Open Boccia Tournament 2015

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Boccia Tournament BC3 Senior medal winner Gareth Stafford

Greenbank Sports Academy was delighted to welcome more than sixty five competitors to its annual Boccia Tournament on 4th October. Players travelled from across the country to take part in an excellent event.

Organiser Steve Sullivan commented:

“The standard of play has improved again this year which is testament to the hard work of players, coaches and support staff in preparing for the event and encouraging fair play throughout the day.

I like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to volunteers and referees who did an excellent job to help the tournament run smoothly and professionally. This is so important when we have such a high standard of players.”

He added:

“Boccia is a priority development sport at the Academy and as such we are introducing another team event for disabled players only. The 2016 Boccia Tournament will take place on Sunday 24th January and the closing date for entries is 8th January. ”


BC1 Senior

Caroline Robinson (Stockport) Winner

Liam Collinge Runner up


Clark Shields (Conwy) Winner

Jake Smith (EMD) Runner up

BC3 Senior

Gareth Stafford (Stockport) Winner

Debbie Carsberg (Stockport) Runner up


Isabella Woods (Jigsaw) Winner

Leslie Martin (Sheffield) Runner up


Winner: Kyle Martin (Sheffield)

Runner up: Chris Dawson (Jigsaw)



Winner: Dan Wilson (Cheshire)

Runner up: Nathan Smith (East Midlands)


Winner: Jacky Brown (Fairfield)

Runner up: Liz Crabrtree (Jigsaw)